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Behemoth Frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski Explains Latest Video, "God = Dog"

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In a recent interview with Headbanger's Lifestyle at the Alcatraz Festival in Belgium, Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski commented on the band's latest video, "God = Dog" and explained some of the philosophy behind the song. You can watch the full interview below, along with some transcriptions which read as follows:

"Well, it's a very complex process, because it started with us making this photo session that was very religious-inspired — like religious topics, classic paintings from Caravaggio, Memling and others. We are actors in this… Basically, the whole booklet looks like that — it's all paintings, but they are reinterpreted by us. Pretty literal, so if I'm a crucified Jesus, I'm a crucified Jesus; I'm not Jesus with a dick out. It's not obnoxious in any way — it's very literal, it's very direct. And I think it's beautiful; it's aesthetically really stunning. Then we brought elements of that to that video, and we made it what it is."

Nergal elaborated further: "'God = Dog' is… There's some controversy about the title, but what can I say? From simple… Just inverse 'god' and it gives you 'dog,' and that's the most simplest way to explain the title, but, obviously, it goes deeper than this. It refers to Aleister Crowley's philosophy, and there's a quote from Book Of The Law which goes like that: 'Is a God to live in a dog? No! But the highest are of us.' And that's a part of it — it's a section of the song. And then again, go into the lyrics, make up your mind and build your own world there, because I don't wanna fucking spoil it."

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